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From: Manish <mailtomanish.sharma@gmail.com>
To: Tim O'Callaghan <timo@dspsrv.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Installing on windows
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2009 14:39:44 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <e7cdbe30902070109w4d826273q2e8c52920994b1aa@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <3d6808890902061519p510bafa9t1992e24132a00ef8@mail.gmail.com>

On Sat, Feb 7, 2009 at 4:49 AM, Tim O'Callaghan wrote:
>> Obviously, I do not fully understand the initialization sequence for
>> EmacsW32. Could someone using EmacsW32 throw some more light on a
>> better procedure/technique to install Org-mode on it?
>>
>
> Hi,
>
> I run the same installation of org in Xemacs & Emacs on Windows+Cygwin
> & Linux/Unix.
>
> Currently i have these native versions installed:
> * GNU Emacs 23.0.60.1 (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600) of 2008-06-30 on
> LENNART-69DE564 (patched)
> * XEmacs 21.4 (patch 21) "Educational Television" [Lucid]
> (i586-pc-win32) of Sun Oct 07 2007 on VSHELTON-PC2
>
> The basic technique is:
> 1) do not compile any source to EL files.

I drop all random .el files in a single directory and compile only Org
stuff.

>
> 2) make sure the HOME environmental variable is set correctly.

Yep.

> 3) use the (expand-filename) function, and relative filenames. It
> makes everything work cross platform.

Yes, I also use relative paths but I do not use any functions to expand
file paths/names.

GNU Emacs 22.3 ships with org 5.23 and I have always been loading org
like so:

(add-to-list 'load-path "~/elisp/org-mode.git/lisp")

So my org path must be coming after system without any issues.  So how
come I always get git version loaded (never 5.23), although
emacs-22.3/lisp/textmodes has both org.el and org.elc?  Ah.. I see GNU
Emacs doesn't have site-start.el like EmacsW32 does.

>
>
> Here is an quick walk through my (X)Emacs setup.
>
> My .emacs:
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> (defconst toc:zemacsen-dir "~/.zemacsen_d/"
> "Path to xemacsen root directory and the init.el file")
> (defconst toc:zemacsen-site-lisp-dir (concat toc:zemacsen-dir "site-lisp/")
> "Path to (x)emacs lisp includes")
>
> (load (expand-file-name (concat toc:zemacsen-dir "init")))
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
>
> Notice the ~/ unix style relative paths? expand-filename converts that
> into the value of your HOME environmental variable. This must be set
> for Cygwin, but is also useful for other unixlike tools.
>
> so if "HOME=C:\home\", this code loads the file
> "C:\home\.zemacsen\init.el" which is my "real" (x)emacs configuration
> file.
>
> I then have a function that does something like:
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> (add-to-list 'load-path (expand-file-name (concat
> toc:zemacsen-site-lisp-dir "org-mode/lisp")))
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
>
> Which places "c:/home/.zemacsen_d/site-lisp/org-mode" at the
> beginning of the load-path list, trumping any other installation. You
> can check with "alt-x describe-variable load-path " to make sure it's
> at the start of the load-path list.
>
> Here is the function and its org usage:
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> (defun toc:add-to-load-path (dirlist)
> (dolist (dir dirlist load-path)
>  (setq dir (expand-file-name (concat toc:zemacsen-site-lisp-dir dir)))
>  (if (file-directory-p dir)
>    (add-to-list 'load-path dir))))
>
> (toc:add-to-load-path '("org-mode/lisp/"
>            "org-mode/contrib/lisp/"
>            "org-mode/xemacs/"
>            "remember/"))
>
> ;; Initialize org
> (cond ((featurep 'xemacs)
>    (require 'noutline)
>    (require 'ps-print-invisible)))
>
> (require 'org)

Shouldn't this be (require 'org-install)?

>
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
>
> I have a similar setup for exec-path, to make sure my preferred
> windows binaries are found before the windows system ones.
>
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> (defun toc:add-to-exec-path (dirlist &optional front)
> (dolist (dir dirlist exec-path)
>  (setq edir (expand-file-name dir))
>  (setq qdir (shell-quote-argument (expand-file-name dir)))
>  (message "Testing PATH:= %s" dir)
>  (cond ((file-directory-p dir)
>      (add-to-list 'exec-path dir front)
>      (message "Searching PATH:= %s <--> %s" (regexp-quote dir)
> (getenv "PATH"))
>      (unless (string-match (regexp-quote dir) (getenv "PATH"))
>       (message "Adding PATH:= %s\n" dir)
>       (if front
>         (setenv "PATH" (concat dir path-separator (getenv "PATH")))
>        (setenv "PATH" (concat (getenv "PATH") path-separator dir))))))))
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

This looks quite useful.  I will try this out.

Thank you
-- 
Manish

  reply	other threads:[~2009-02-07  9:09 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 25+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-02-06 23:19 Tim O'Callaghan
2009-02-07  9:09 ` Manish [this message]
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2009-02-04 17:19 Bill Raynor
2009-02-04 17:47 ` Saurabh Agrawal
2009-02-04 17:48 ` Manish
2009-02-04 18:07   ` Saurabh Agrawal
2009-02-05  2:01     ` Manish
2009-02-05  5:02       ` Saurabh Agrawal
2009-02-05  5:14         ` Manish
2009-02-05  5:18           ` Cameron Horsburgh
2009-02-05  5:30             ` Manish
2009-02-05  6:11               ` Cameron Horsburgh
2009-02-05  7:53                 ` Manish
2009-02-05  8:25                   ` Cameron Horsburgh
2009-02-06  7:15           ` Saurabh Agrawal
2009-02-06  8:05             ` Manish
2009-02-06 11:26               ` Saurabh Agrawal
     [not found]                 ` <e7cdbe30902060434y5a5011eep1a2567f5facce184@mail.gmail.com>
2009-02-06 13:07                   ` Saurabh Agrawal
2009-02-06 19:52                     ` Manish
2009-02-06 21:24                       ` Chris McMahan
2009-02-06 23:30                         ` Sebastian Rose
2009-02-07  8:20                           ` Manish
2009-02-04 18:16   ` Bill Raynor
2009-02-04 19:52 ` Charles Sebold
2009-02-05  9:38 ` Tony Mc

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